Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Median pay for Marriage & Family Therapists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K annually. Pay ranges from $32K on the low end to $82K per year on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Marriage & Family Therapists is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too.

$31,073 - $64,386
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$31K
$43K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,472
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$16.57 - $96.24
(Median)
$17
$26
$96
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,073 - $64,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,493  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $1,975  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,965 - $82,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 747
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$16.57 - $96.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,493  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $1,975  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,965 - $82,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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Job Description for Marriage / Family Therapist

The duty of a marriage/family therapist is to counsel individuals and treat patients. The individual would counsel couples and families regarding a wide range of possible psychological issues relating to their personal relationships.

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Marriage / Family Therapist Tasks

  • Assess, diagnose and counsel individuals, couples and families.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.
  • Provide individual, couple, family and group therapy.

Common Career Paths for Marriage / Family Therapist


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At the upper end, Marriage & Family Therapists who move into a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $53K per year.

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Popular Skills for Marriage / Family Therapist


Survey results imply that Marriage & Family Therapists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Psychology, Spanish Language, Emergency/Trauma, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Case Management also know Clinical Psychology.

Pay by Experience Level for Marriage / Family Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Marriage & Family Therapists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Marriage & Family Therapists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Marriage & Family Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Honolulu (+12 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Phoenix and 15 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
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Spanish Language
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Emergency/Trauma
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National Average
$45,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 28%